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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Arthur Edward Hensley (1892-1984)

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Charles A. E. Hensley
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Born in the RM of Whitehead on 9 August 1892, son of John H. Hensley and Mary Dunn, he joined the teaching staff of the Winnipeg School Division in 1919. He taught biology at Kelvin High School from 1930 until 1938 when he was appointed the Principal of Riverview School (1938-1941), serving later at Earl Grey School (1941-1957), before retiring in the latter year. He then proposed the establishment of a science resource laboratory in unused space in Alexandra School, and developed this facility for the next three years. He was married twice, first to Alma Elizabeth Lundy (1920) and later to fellow educator Olive Adeline Armstrong. He retired to Victoria, British Columbia, later moving to Edmonton, Alberta where he died on 13 July 1984.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Earl Grey 75th Anniversary Reunion Memory Book. [Earl Grey School]

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 July 1984, page 47.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 January 2017

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